Highlights of Cape Fear Community College Accomplishments 1998 - 1999
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Allied Health Department
- The new dental hygiene program will open this fall
- All pharmacy Tech grads passed the certification exam
- 96% of ADN grads passed the NCLEX RN on the first attempt
- The ADN program completed a National League of Nursing Survey in October with no recommendations
- The OTA program is off to a great start and will have its first site visit in the upcoming year.
- The RAD Tech program had 100% of grads taking the exam pass
- The Dental Assisting and Hygiene programs are looking forward to moving into the new clinic in the new Allied Health Building
- The LPN and ADN programs had a very successful NC Board of Nursing survey in April.
- The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program will have its first grads in May.
- Received approval to start 2-year Information Systems Technology Program in the Fall of 1999. Program will include Cisco Networking.
- Revision of the IST Certificate Program to include computer upgrade and repair.
- Established Authorized Testing Center for MOUS with Gwen Armstrong as the site administrator.
- Offering the first College internet class in keyboarding this summer with Katie Canty as the instructor.
- Cheryl Fetterman will be completing the NC Community College Leadership program this year.
- Katie Canty was accepted into and completed modules of the Institute for Senior Administrators during the year.
- Katie Canty made a presentation on the use of technology in the classroom at the NCSCBAA Seminar held in Southern Pines.
- First graduates of the Interior Design Program (2 in the spring, 3 in the summer). Five students presently working locally while taking courses, with two other employers asking for students.
- Established a student chapter of American Society of Interior Designers and will be having an ASID Student/Designer Day on campus on April 29.
- Successful operation of W018 Student Dining Room, "Our Place," with food prepared by the International and Regional Cuisine Culinary students and front-of-the-house operations provided by the Service Hotel-Restaurant Management students.
- Launch of the HRM/CUL student club, The Pineapple Guild, which has provided catering for numerous College functions, and members work monthly at the Soup Kitchen as a service project. Students raised funds to attend National Restaurant Association's convention in Chicago. Two students and Diane Sinkinson as the club advisor will be participating in the Salute to Excellence day.
- HRM 215/A students planned and executed all phases of a children's meal for two Snipes Elementary School third grade classes, a "cafe" luncheon for the College and community at large, and a catered buffet for PTK.
- Atlantic Quest Corporation (parent company of the Oceanic, Eddie Romanelli's, and soon to be opened, Henry's) has started a tuition and book reimbursement program for HRM and CUL students.
- NC Real Estate Commission released test results for 1997-98 school year. Ten first-time licensing exam test takers from CFCC passed resulting in a 100% score for the College on the Sales exam.
- Received three institutional effectiveness mini-grants within the department. Projects were co-coordinated by Gwen Armstrong, Katie Canty, and Diane Sinkinson.
- Received a start-up project grant from state reserve funds for the Culinary Program in the amount of $49,300.
- Diane Sinkinson chaired a CAHM accreditation team which accredits two-year programs in Hospitality Education.
- Architectural Technology will graduate its first class this May.
- Chemical Technology will be in its new facilities in the Science wing Next Fall.
- Computer Engineering is experiencing massive enrollment growth.
- Mechanical Engineering will graduate its first class in May.
- Have created five (5) Certificate Programs in the Environmental Sciences Curriculum
- Have created and are pre-registering students into Fall Semester schedules without having a Fall Calendar
Public Services Department
- Cosmetology: completed first year of program, began manicuring program, researching ethetian program.
Vocational Education Department
- Started Marine Propulsion Certificate Program, Spring Semester 99
- Automotive Technology Program started Race Car Project
- Auto Body Program has moved to old Perry Brothers Building and now has more space
- In the process of hiring two more full-time faculty. One for the Welding Program and one for the Electrical/Electronics Technology Program at the New Hanover Prison
Arts and Sciences
- Faculty received training in web-based technology, Office 97, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
- A math faculty attended the Kellogg Institute and will receive a certificate in developmental education in June 1999
- Increased telecourse offerings
- Three faculty received a CFCC mini-grant to fund a creative project, to purchase educational equipment, and/or to attend a professional workshop
- Expanded the college transfer course offerings
- CFCC art students and faculty entered art work in the annual Southeastern North Carolina Juried Exhibition and their art work was selected by a juror from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
- Two supervisors attended the faculty development workshop in St. Louis Missouri; Chair of the English Department has developed a new faculty evaluation instrument
- The Student Telecourse Evaluation survey was revised with input from the telecourse supervisors
- Academic advisors from UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Wilmington, advised students at CFCC; college transfer supervisors attended the East Carolina University and the North Carolina State University community college transfer seminars
- Thirteen (13) premajors were approved for implementation Fall of 1999, thus enhancing the transfer opportunities for college transfer students
- Math faculty selected by the Wilmington Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and the Hard of hearing as the recipient of the 1998 Merit Service Award
- Recipient of the 1998 Telecourse People Award, presented in recognition of North Carolina Telecourse Consortium for its exemplary use of telecourse in an educational program
- Three faculty awarded funds for entrepreneurial proposals
- English Department faculty mentored tow UNCW interns
Learning Resource Center
- Evaluations conducted in February 1999 showed an increase in the approval ratings for reference, serials, and circulation services.
- Enhanced reference service by hiring an additional reference librarian and acquiring many major literary reference sources.
- Completed the third year of a three-year weeding project to update the print and audiovisual resources in the collection.
- The Learning Resource Center moved to its new facility in March 1999.
- Increased access to electronic resources with the addition of twenty more student workstations.
- Improved access to microform resources with the conversion of the second microfilm reader to a film/fiche reader.
- Began participation in TLN-sponsored broadcasts with live video production "Careers for Women."
- A new facility for the Learning Resource Center has provided a much more positive, user-friendly atmosphere for all users.
- Every full-time LRC staff member has taken the opportunity to participate in at least one professional development activity during 1998-1999.
- Offered the first in a series of residential and commercial construction trade classes to meet labor needs in the CFCC service area.
- Used laptops to offer 2 computer courses in the community to mostly disadvantaged students
- Partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Department of Social Services, Council of Government, Employment Security Commission and other area employers in providing work ethics training focusing on job acquisition, job retention in office and construction skills
- Partnered with Centura bank for computer and customer service courses
- Partnered with Wilmington Housing Finance & Development to provide construction skills training for the homeless.
- Partnered with Wilmington, Burgaw and Hampstead Chambers to present 8 business planning seminars.
- Partnered with American Institute of Banking to offer 3 new courses for banking personnel.
- Added partnerships with Cucalorus and Screen Gems and various freelance film industry professionals to host the Cinema Symposium.
- Partnered with five area agencies to create the Industrial Round table, a learning forum for area plan managers.
- Utilized six film and business curriculum students as interns on the Spring 1999 film symposium.
- Established and operated the first computer lab dedicated exclusively to continuing education students.
- Created a number of new offerings for business-related skills including: Intensive Spanish for Medical Personnel, Residential and Commercial Framing, Electrical Wiring, Computerized Office Specialist, Metal Roof Installation and Repair, Landscaping, Construction Site Waste Disposal; Home Inspection, Customer Service for Banking Personnel, Auto Body Repair, In-A-Day Computer Series, 12 Strategies for Leadership Success, Flow Control, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Designing in Plastics, Motorcycle Safety, Computerized Office Specialist Certificate, Horticulture, Industrial Sewing, Masonry, Auto Detailing Specialist.
- Increased participation at this year's Fall Film Symposium.
- Developed and offered the ENTRY program, designed to provide Work First candidates with job acquisition and retention skills.
- Graduated first class in Computerized Office Specialist, a program designed to provide entry level computer and employability skills to previously unemployed.
- In partnership with NCCCS and two community colleges, designed a Pilot Project to develop supervisory series for supervisors of work first persons.
- Increased the number of course offerings for the following areas: Emergency Medical Training (18%), Fire Training (27%), Criminal Justice (17%).
- Served 1,828 persons through Fire Training Seminars, an increase of 27% from last year.
- Increased the occupational FTE by 15% for budget year 1999-2000.
- Increased the Human Resources Development Program (currently ranked fifth) by the maximum $20,000.00 in program funds for budget year 1998-99.
- The CFCC Basic Skills Program participated in a national adult education study sponsored by Harvard University
- Basic Skills and HRD, through a collaborative effort, has instituted an Orientation Process which has been designated as a model for Basic Skills programs through the community college system.
- Offered new English As A Second Language classes at Grace Methodist Church, El Cerro Grande, Pender Correctional Facility, and Pender Migrant Class.
- Offered new Adult High School classes in the areas of Basic Computer Skills, Money Matters, Passing the Test, Automotive Packaging.
- Offered new General Education Development (GED) classes for Family Literacy at the Pre-K Center at Howe, Peabody/Community Action/Head Start, Long Creek Pender County.
- Applied for and received continued funding on various programs and grants totaling $515,513.00, they include:
First Book $3,000.00 Foundation Minigrant $1,000.00 Entrepreneurial Grants (2) $6,800.00 HRD $162,161.00 Welfare to Work (Pender) $117,963.00 ABLE Grant/Youth (Pender) $16,000.00 ABLE Grant/Adult (Pender) $43,000.00 ABLE Grant/Adult (New Hanover) $35,000.00 Job Link $5,000.00 Pender County JobLink Contribution $5,000.00 State Board Reserve Fund Grant for Construction Trades $50,000.00 Additional Basic Skill Allotment $35,000.00 Single Parent/Displaced Homemakers $35,586.00 Total $515,513.00
- The financial audit for 1996-97 disclosed no material findings or concerns. The 1997-98 audit will take place in April 1999. The audit should disclose no material findings or concerns.
- The 1997-98 equipment audit disclosed no material findings or concerns.
- The 1997-98 JTPA audit disclosed no material findings or concerns.
- Improved traffic flow of students during registration by having eight staff members to handle the charge and cash terminals. The average wait time for students is between 15 - 20 minutes to complete their transaction at the Business Office during peak hours.
- Developed and implemented procurement requirements for new buildings and programs.
- Implemented system to allow authorized college personnel to order Central Store supplies through the Intranet.
- The Director of Purchasing completed training on use of the Division of Purchase and Contract's Interactive Purchasing System.
- Moved into renovated Computer Services area bringing entire department together in one place.
- Developed and implemented an Internet server for use in developing and hosting Web-based courseware, providing E-mail services for outlying faculty/staff, and serves as mirror site to college Internet Web-site.
- Training is ongoing for a core of instructors in developing Web-based courseware.
- Implemented a Resource Management system that tracks hardware, software, equipment repairs, and productivity. This automation reduces paperwork, increase efficiency and provides tools for more effective management within Computer Services.
- Implemented campus-wide upgrade to Office97.
- Developed and implemented a communication server that links outlying areas with SUN and Internet access.
- Installed 214 new computers within an eight-month time frame.
- Created four new networked computer labs. Networked two existing computer labs.
- Moved and consolidated all student servers within the main communication room to allow faster student access to the Internet.
- Student network has been merged onto the administrative fiber backbone for more reliable and faster access.
- Created Technology Training Center with new computers, furniture, scanner, and network equipment to create a modern learning environment for faculty and staff.
- Two Computer Services' employees obtained the highly regarded industry certification as Certified Novell Engineers.
- Health Sciences/Learning Resource Center building networked to main campus with high speed and capacity fiber connection. State of the art network electronics were installed in the building to support current and future computing needs.
- A technology refresh of the main campus network was implemented enhancing campus capacity and speed matching that of the new Health Sciences/LRC network.
- The Schwartz Center was linked to the main campus with a state of the art laser bridge using light to transmit data through the air. This allows the Schwartz Center to become a nexus from which future growth can be supported.
- Mission critical areas of the Business Office and Student Development were "hardened" against electrical and network failure.
- Student Information Monitor System is under development. Web-based portion is complete.
- The new guard house was moved to the Water Street Gate and the old guard house was moved to Red Cross Street. With these moves and hiring additional parking attendants, the coverage of the parking lots is greatly improved.
Public Information Office
- Designed and produced new recruiting and marketing folders for college materials. These folders will be used not only for student recruitment, but for any college-related events, such as meetings or off campus visits. Information inside the folder can be arranged specifically for different departments, while keeping a consistent look on the cover.
- Produced new television commercial for the fall and spring semesters which earned 2nd place in a national competition of admissions recruiting materials. The annual contest was sponsored by The Admissions Marketing Report and evaluates print and broadcast materials produced by colleges and universities all over the country. Note: The colleges who placed first and third in the competition had commercials produced by ad agencies.
- Production began on new interactive multimedia CD-ROM for the college, which will be used for student recruitment and promotional purposes. The presentation will contain video interviews from students, graduates and faculty, as well as the entire college catalog and application. Users can also take a virtual tour of the campus and see photos and see programs in action as well as still photos.
- Coordinated campus-wide open house for the public
- Began informational programming on The Learning Network of the Cape Fear with UNCW, New Hanover Public Schools, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. CFCC is using the channel to promote upcoming classes and events, as well as video telecourses.
- The 1998-99 CFCC Campus Fund Drive, lead by Dan Collins and Joe Justice, raised $21,021 with 192 faculty and staff participating. This represents a 28% increase over last year and the number of faculty and staff participating was increased by 5%.
- Sixteen grants were submitted this year. Six were funded, three are pending and seven have not been funded.
- Cape Fear Community College received a two year grant of $292,584 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for start-up cost for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
- Cape Fear Community College Foundation Board held an Appreciation Banquet on April 22, 1999.
- Presented at the Regional Council for Resource Development Conference in New Orleans.
- Estimated value of gifts in kind this year total $126,076.26. Items donated and sold by the Foundations resulted in $6,186.00
- Thirteen new names will be added to The Order of the Cape Fear Donor Board. This represents cumulative gifts of $10,000.00 or more.
- As of March 30, 1999, the CFCC Foundation had received over $193,000.00 for this year's Annual Fund Drive.
- A beautiful 16 foot, four sided clock and carillon system was donated to CFCC by Mrs. Tabitha Hutaff McEachern and George Hutaff McEachern.
- Nine fully endowed scholarships have been established this year. Two endowed scholarships have been partially funded this year.
- The CFCC Foundation has invested $884,139.02 in the Common Fund. As of March 30, 1999, the fund totaled $999,708.58 realizing a gain of $115,569.56.
- For the first time in the history of Cape Fear Community College Foundation, Inc., moneys on account have surpassed one million dollars.
- Purchased VonOesen Property
- Leased State Ports Property
- Purchased property from Yellow Cabs to be used for parking facility.
- Purchased 142 acres of property for North Campus.
- Purchased Neuwirth Property for parking and Truck Driving.
- Met monthly with State Construction Representative, Architect, and contractors to monitor the progress and quality of construction. Schwartz Center, Health Sciences/LRC and Science Building. Schwartz Center completed January 1999. Health Science/LRC and Science Building will be completed by June 1999.
- New facilities continually audited for workmanship during construction.
- Replaced roofs on several downtown buildings and in process of replacing the W building roofs. Roofs were a high profile item for maintenance on all facilities.
- Successfully negotiated lease with State Ports for Continuing Education Building which formally was used for Truck Driving on a temporary basis.
- Participated in several community meetings to explain and solicit support for bond referendum which passed overwhelmingly with voters support.
- Recruited faculty and staff consistent with job requirements in a timely manner
- Updated job descriptions as needed and assigned appropriate job levels to assure internal and external compensation equity.
- Filled 39 CFCC positions since July 1, 1998, searches are currently in progress for 35 positions, and 5 new positions have been approved with searches pending.
- The Faculty and Staff Handbook was completely revised, updated, and posted on the intranet.
- The CFCC application, job openings, and job descriptions are posted on CFCC website.
- Coordinate with Employment Security Commission to increase information for job possibilities for Veterans
- Surveyed Veterans about effectiveness of electronic certification
- Converted Veterans' Electronic Certification from DOS to Windows
- Employed students in Community Service at Bellemy and J C Roe Elementary Schools
- Participated in Brunswick County High School Counselors Financial Aid Program
- Participated in Financial Aid Program for Lenoir County seniors and parents
- Presented evening workshops for parents and students at New Hanover and Lakeside High Schools
- Developed process to count number of applications processed in Financial Aid; applications which do not result in an award are not represented in financial aid statistics
- Increased number of area high school student applications for scholarships
- Converted to electronic receipt of Federal Registers, Dear Colleague and Action Letters from the Department of Education through the Internet
- Assisted in development of criteria for selection of "TOOLS FOR SUCCESS" scholarship on the local and state levels
- Development of annual Awards Program
- Coordinated with Wilmington Housing Authority to develop strategies for increasing awareness of educational opportunities through CFCC through information sessions in public housing and community centers
- Developing outreach programs for increasing minority community awareness and enrollment with agencies such as Brigade Boys and Girls Club, Wilmington Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, etc.
- Completing the process of acquiring a document imaging system to reduce paperwork
- Introduced a 4-part job search video film series for career assistance
- Increased ASSET, PSB, and GED special needs accommodations for students
- Developed and maintain schedule of services on the Burgaw and Hampstead campuses
- Increased number of high school students participating in the high school testing/interpretation and CFCC information sessions
- Developed and presented programs to middle school students
- Participated in program for parents of middle school students about preparing for college
- Distributed workbook "How to Improve Your ASSET Placement Test" to New Hanover and Pender High Schools
- CFCC participation in NCCCS state-wide committee working toward standardization of testing, cut scores and placement for the state
- Increased access to PSB testing